Wednesday, May 5, 2010
* Sorry for the commercial at the beginning, the YouTube version is down with a case of unknown legal issues. *
This is video became a timeless classic for very good reasons. 'happened at the Fuckparade in Berlin in 2000, a celebration made to mock the Love Parade because it has became a trendy event. Right from the start, you know this video is plenty of people that keep it real.
So, girl with a blue wig is dancing, she's high as a kite, other random fat dude (also high) bumps into her with no bad intentions, she was just in the way where he wanted to go. No injuries, not even a fall. Harmless accident you think? OH NO! NOT FOR TECHNOVIKING. Munich bodybuilder and entrepreneur extraordinaire Hans Schlepkopper decided he didn't made the trip to Berlin to witness such unruly acts of violence. NOT ON HIS WATCH!
He takes the guy by the wrists, dismissed his mumbling explanations, and in a gesture of pure manly awesomeness, he flings the poor guy back where he comes from. Showing as much manhood, he gives this random stoner the menacing finger and the hatred look. Another day on the job for a modern day viking no? OH NO! Good Hans then starts sentry duties while still trying to enjoy the parade. During four awesome minutes you witness Hans torn in between his love for dancing and his hatred for urban trespassers.
Why do we love it so much?: There are so many great things in this video, I don't know where to start. This video is amazing because two genre-specific cool things happened at the same time, by the intermediate of a single person. Street Vigilantism and amazing display of dancing. Both are satisfying for the fans of the genre, but when both cross paths, it becomes stuff of legends.
I mean, Hans could've slapped this guy across the head, let him go and enjoy his show, but no, he INSISTED on displaying the world that he was ready to kick some ass for an ugly girl he didn't even seem to know (I'm projecting here, but she completely disappears from the video after the stoner bumps into her). But that's not why Gentleman Hans was in Berlin for. He was there for the dancing...and dancing he did.
You wouldn't expect from a manly, rugged bodybuilder with a goddamn Mjolnir around his neck to be into dancing. Hans is, and he's a damn good dancer. Now that kicking the crap out of people has been judged illegal by modern society, dancing has been a measuring stick for male dominance and as a viking of his time, Hans owns in both department. Timeless Alpha Male...